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Announce Huntington County 4-H fair auction results


Photo by Steve Clark.

The following are the results of the 2014 Huntington County 4-H Fair auction held Thursday, July 24.

They are:

DAIRY
Three gallons of milk were sold for a total of $2,480, which included the record-setting $1,330 in premium dollars paid to junior showman Devin Pearson.

Results of the 2014 dairy auction include the 4-H member's name, premium price and the buyer.

Individual sales were:

 

Announce woodworking champions

Results of the 4-H woodworking project judging have been announced.

They are:

Level 1
Champion: Cole Collins.

Reserve champion: Vivian Hinshaw.

 

Select several champions in 4-H gardening project judging

The winners of the 4-H gardening project judging have been announced.

They are:

Champions: Ian N. Broderick, Eryn Dolby, Malijah A. Foust, Coradela J. Helton, Jackson Lemar and Jenna B. Poulson.

Reserve champions: Daniel J. Hardy, Emma M. Haupert, Mara A. Hendryx, Madeline Rubrake, Ryan J. Shipbaugh and Owen Vickrey.

 

Select winners of 4-H cake decorating project

Results for the 4-H cake decorating project have been announced.

They are:

Beginner
Stephanie Atkinson, champion. Riley K. Richardson, reserve champion.

 

Holzinger and Ramp are champions in 4-H strawberry project judging

The winners of the 4-H strawberry project judging have been announced.

They are:

Champions: Emma Holzinger and Brendon Ramp.

Reserve champion: Zach Ramp and Kaitlyn M. Stephan.

Blue ribbons with honors: Emma Holzinger, Brendon Ramp, Zach Ramp, Kaitlyn M. Stephan and Darin Thomas.

 

 

Dennis, Suchcicki and Winters pair tops in farm tractor; Jackson, Ramp and Stephan are LG tractor champs

Results of the 4-H tractor operators contest have been announced.

They are:

FARM TRACTOR
Junior

Champion: Addison Dennis, poster; and Colin J. Suchcicki.

Reserve champion: Joshua V. Hill.

Blue ribbon, with honors: Addison Dennis.
Blue ribbons: Joshua V. Hill and Colin J. Suchcicki.

Senior
Champion: Julie Winters, poster; and Michael Winters.

Reserve champion: Jacob H. Hiatt.

 

Announce champions in 4-H floriculture project

Results have been announced in the 4-H floriculture project.

They are:

Level A
Taryn Jojola, champion.

Blue ribbon, with honors: Taryn Jojola.

Level B
Mackenzie M. LaCroix and Wilson H. Whicker, champions.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Mackenzie M. LaCroix and Wilson H. Whicker.
Blue ribbons: Rylie J. Farr and Katie A. Melcher.

Level C
Colt D. Myers and Montana Phillips, champions.

 

Many grand champions rise to top in various 4-H poultry classes

Following are the results of the 4-H poultry show.

They are:

Broilers
Angus Jones, grand champion broiler.

Alyse Geiger, reserve grand champion broiler.

Lightweight: Taylor Clark, champion; Gabrielle Malone, reserve champion.

Middleweight: Angus Jones, champion; Rachel Cave, reserve champion.

Heavyweight: Alyse Geiger, champion; Elaina Teusch, reserve champion.

 

Trio of champions in 4-H wildlife project judging

Results of the 4-H wildlife project judging have been announced.

They are:
Level A
Champion: Wyatt M. Dohrman.

Reserve champion: Grace E. LaMar.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Wyatt M. Dohrman, Matthew Grube, Katelyn M. McMillan, James H. Ormiston and Grace LaMar.

Blue ribbons: Kristina Campos, Benjamin Covey and Ashton Eppard.
Red ribbon: Victoria Donaldson.

Level B
Champion: Maggie M. Park.

Reserve champion: Morgan Stout.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Matthew McMillan, Maggie M. Park and Morgan Stout.

 

Name several winners in various 4-H crops project categories

The winners of the 4-H crops projects have been announced.

They are:

ALFALFA
Beginner

Champion: Matthew McMillan.

Reserve champions: Michael P. Henderson and Owen Vickrey.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Matthew McMillan and Owen Vickrey.

Blue ribbons: Colin J. Suchcicki.

Intermediate
Champion: Jalyn R. Campbell.

Reserve champion: Austin Mounsey.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Jalyn R. Campbell, Tyler Kline and Austin Mounsey.

Blue ribbon: Tyler J. Stephan.

 

Top honors spread around in 4-H dairy project judging

The results of the 4-H Dairy Show, which was held on July 19 at Hier's Park, have been announced.

Tori Johnson had the supreme champion senior female.

Devin Pearson had the reserve supreme champion senior female.

Chance Ritschard had the supreme champion junior female.

Sabra Jackson was named reserve supreme champion junior female.

Top places in the individual breeds went to:

Champion Holstein heifer: Sabra Jackson.

Reserve champion Holstein heifer: Hayley Jackson.

Champion Jersey heifer: Chance Ritschard.

 

4-H Foundation scholars


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Four Huntington County 4-H'ers are all smiles after they receive scholarships from the Huntington County 4-H Foundation in the amount of $250 each. Pictured (from left) are Jessie Earhart, Robert Sliger III, Jon Richardson and Abby Blocker. They received the scholarships during the 4-H awards presentation held Wednesday, July 23, at Hier's Park during the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

Horse and pony scholar


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Four-H member Jessie Earhart celebrates after she receives the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Scholarship in the amount of $250 during the 4-H awards presentation held Wednesday, July 23, at Hier's Park during the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

Hethcote, Atkinson are champions at 4-H starter calf show

Landon Hethcote had the champion beef starter calf in the 4-H starter calf show, which was held July 23 at Hier's Park.

Riley Richardson showed the reserve champion beef starter calf.

Spencer Atkinson had the champion dairy starter calf.
Reserve champion honors for dairy starter calf went to Jon Richardson.

Tyce Rooney was champion rate of gain in beef, and Daniel Hardy was champion rate of gain in dairy.

Complete show results are:

 

Vanderspool scholarship


Marissa Stephan is all smiles after she was presented with the Ray Vanderspool Memorial 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 during the 4-H awards presentation Wednesday, July 23, at Hier's Park during the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

 

4-H Scholarships


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Four-H members Gabrielle Malone and Jonathan Richardson receive 4-H scholarships in the amount of $500 each during the 4-H awards presentation held Wednesday, July 23, at Hier's Park during the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

Master Gardener scholarship


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington County Master Gardener Bobbi Ehler (left) congratulates Hannah Scher after she presented Scher with a $250 scholarship from the Master Gardeners during the 4-H awards presentation Wednesday, July 23, at Hier's Park during the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

Farm Bureau scholars


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Paul Jacobs (back row, left), president of the Huntington County Farm Bureau, celebrates after presenting scholarships in the amount of $500 each to five 4-H members during the 4-H awards presentation Wednesday, July 23, at Hier's Park during the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Pictured (front row, from left) are Rebecca Smith, Zach Shearer and Braydon Poulson; and (back row, from left) Jacobs, Andrew Smith and Elijah Allred.

 

Keller Award


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jessie Earhart (far left) receives the congratulations of the Keller family after she receives the Wayne Keller Leadership Award for outstanding junior leadership in the Huntington County 4-H during the awards presentation held Wednesday, July 23, at Hier's Park during the Huntington County 4-H Fair. With Earhart are (from left) Brenda Conner, Greg Keller and Penny Bowers.

 

Saunders scholarship


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Saunders family congratulates 4-H'er Holly Bickel (center) after she was awarded the Janell Marie Saunders Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 during the 4-H awards presentation Wednesday, July 23, at Hier's Park during the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Pictured (from left) is Hunter Saunders, Justin Saunders, Bickel, Tiffany Saunders and Rick Saunders.

 

Time to get paid: sales up slightly at 4-H fair livestock auction Thursday


Photo by Steve Clark.

Sales were up slightly at this year's Huntington County 4-H Fair Auction, held on Thursday, July 24, where $235,924 in premium money was generated from its lot of 685 animals.

That's an increase of $8,594 from last year's auction, which saw a total of $227,330 in premium money raised from a lot of 714.

One record was set at the auction, with Devin Pearson's dairy showmanship gallon of milk netting $1,330 in premium dollars.

 

First-ever supreme showman contest finds best of the best


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The art of showmanship, 4-H leader Luke Vickrey explains, is all about the person doing the showing.

"This is the only thing where the animal doesn't matter," says Vickrey. "It's that kid's ability, that day, to present the animal."

Every 4-H animal show, from cat to cattle, includes a showmanship competition. Until this year, being named master showman in a specific species of animal was the highest honor a 4-H'er could shoot for.

 

Osborn and LaCroix are champions in local 4-H aquatic science project

Results have been announced in the 4-H aquatic science project.

They are:

Level 1
Blue ribbon: Logan Osborn.

Level 2
Mackenzie M. LaCroix, champion.
Kelsea N. Poe, reserve champion.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Mackenzie M. LaCroix, Kelsea N. Poe, Freeman W. LaCroix III, Megan A. Karst and Karisa Clore.

 

 

4-H sewing champions stitch up honors

The winners of the 4-H sewing projects have been announced.

They are:

SEWING -
WEARABLES
Junior
Grade 3

Champion: Emma Ho-sier.
Reserve champion: Savannah M. Underwood.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Emma Hosier and Savannah M. Underwood.
Blue ribbon: Skyla Tomasek.

Grade 4
Champion: Eva C. Thomson.
Reserve champion: Emma M. Haupert.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Emma M. Haupert, Aurora E. Maul, Riley K. Richardson and Eva C. Thomson.

 

Hernandez, Mounsey and Poulson are tops in veterinary science project

The winners of the 4-H veterinary science project judging have been announced.

They are:

Beginner
Champion: Jessica M. Hernandez.
Reserve champion: Matthew McMillan.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Jessica M. Hernandez, Matthew McMillan and Jenna B. Poulson.
Blue ribbons: Gavin Covey and Coltin Mounsey.
White ribbon: Victoria Donaldson.

Intermediate
Champion: Austin Mounsey.
Reserve champion: Katlin Carroll.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Katlin Carroll and Austin Mounsey.

 

Champions spread around in the various food projects

The winners of the 4-H foods projects have been announced.

They are:

BAKED
Level A, Grade 3

Champion: Landon J. Zezula.
Reserve champion: Mara A. Hendryx.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Mara A. Hendryx, Marin B. Melcher, Savannah M. Underwood, Landon J. Zezula and Kinsey Strine.
Blue ribbons: Emily G. Mead, Bailey Baumgardner, Blaine B. Brown, Anikah Eckert, Emma Holzinger, Aric D. Hosler, Zach Rice, Emma Scalf and Katelyn M. McMillan.
Red ribbon: Ian M. Crider.

 

Many champions step up at 4-H beef show

Results of the 4-H beef show have been announced.

They are:

HEIFER SHOW
Aidan Raab, supreme champion female.
Riley Richardson, reserve supreme champion female and champion county-born female.
Rhitt Langston, reserve champion county-born female.

ANGUS
Matthew Knight, champion Angus heifer and champion county-bred Angus heifer.

Junior Yearling
Blue ribbon: Matthew Knight.

CHAROLAIS
Rhitt Langston, champion, reserve champion and county-bred champion Charolais heifer.

 

Several stylin’ high in fashion revue judging

The winners of the 4-H Fashion Revue have been announced.

They are:

Fashion Revue
Junior
Grade 3

Champion: Skyla Tom-asek.
Reserve champion: Em-ma Hosier.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Emma Hosier and Skyla Tomasek.

Grade 4
Champion: Eva C. Thomson.
Reserve champion: Aurora E. Maul.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Aurora E. Maul and Eva C. Thomson.

Grade 5
Champion: Reece Colclesser.
Reserve champion: Stephanie Atkinson.

 

Christman, McMillan, Winters and Sliger III are champions in soil and water conservation

Results of the 4-H soil and water conservation project judging have been announced.

They are:

Level A
Champion: Benjamin E. Christman.
Blue ribbon, with honors: Benjamin E. Christman.

Level B
Champion: Matthew McMillan.
Reserve champion: Marianne L. Christman.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Marianne L. Christman and Matthew McMillan.

Level C
Champion: Michael Winters.
Reserve champion: Alexandria L. Christman.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Alexandria L. Christman, Luke M. Christman and Michael Winters.

 

Teusch, Haneline and Hacker top weather judging

Results have been announced in the 4-H weather project.

They are:

Level 1
Champion: Corbin D. Teusch.
Reserve champion: Zach Rice.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Zach Rice and Corbin D. Teusch.

Level 3
Champion: McKenzie Haneline.
Blue ribbon, with honors: McKenzie Haneline.

Level 4
Champion: Walter J. Hacker.
Blue ribbon, with honors: Walter J. Hacker.

 

 

Betterly and Buehler are champions of local 4-H model building project

Results of the 4-H model building judging have been announced.

They are:

Junior
Colin J. Betterly, champion. Brenden M. Buehler, reserve champion.

 

Name many grand champions at goat show

Results of the 4-H Goat Show that was held Sunday, July 20, at Hier's Park have been announced.

Complete results are:

PYGMY DOES
Emma Haupert, grand champion pygmy doe.
Joshua Leidig, reserve grand champion pygmy doe.

Junior Does
Emma Haupert, champion junior doe.
Joshua Leidig, reserve champion junior doe.

0-6 months
Blue ribbons: Madeleine Laymon, first; Andrew Laymon second; Kaitlyn Drayer, third; Victoria Keiffer, fourth; Joshua Leidig, fifth; and Jadyn Bennett.

 

Judges name sheep show project champions

The results of the 4-H sheep show have been announced.

They are:

EWE SHOW
Ty Miller, supreme champion ewe.
Kaitlin Aughinbaugh, supreme reserve champion ewe.
Miller Mason, grand champion pen of two.

AOB
Ty Miller, champion AOB ewe.
Angel Thurman, reserve champion AOB ewe.

Yearling Ewes
Blue ribbons: Ty Miller, first; Angel Thurman, second; and Dylan Wynkoop, third.

 

Artistic 4-H’ers have their day at arts and crafts project judging

Results have been announced in the 4-H arts and crafts project.

They are:

FINE ARTS

 

Name winners of various disciplines in 4-H photography project judging

Results have been announced for the 4-H photography project.

They are:

PHOTO, BLACK
AND WHITE PRINT
Beginner

Barrett Barscz, champion.
Addison Dennis, reserve champion.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Barrett Barscz, Wyatt L. Couch and Addison Dennis.
Blue ribbons: Kristin Coffman, Jessica M. Hernandez, Sarrah Kerlin and Makinzee Williams.
Red ribbons: Kortney Campbell, Rylie J. Farr, Ashley Higgins, Molly McDonald and Mary E. Rittenhouse.

 

Jackson, Jackson and Allred are champions at 4-H bowling contest

Results of the 4-H bowling contest have been announced.

They are:

Beginner
Champion: Peyton R. Jackson.
Reserve champion: Kianna Jennings.

Blue ribbons: Joseph Belovich, Eryn Dolby, Chase T. Drummond, Alyssa M. Fulton, Jessica M. Hernandez, Peyton R. Jackson, Rebeccah Kerlin, Zach Rice, Kianna Jennings and Lawrence Grove.

Intermediate
Champion: Lauren Jackson.
Reserve champion: Brandon Bickel.

 

Announce several champions in various categories in jumbo garden

The winners of the 4-H jumbo garden project judging have been announced.

They are:

Overall garden champion: Elizabeth Freck, jumbo cabbage.

Tomato
Champion: Keaton T. Kline.
Reserve champion: Sarah J. Vlot.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Keaton T. Kline and Sarah J. Vlot.
Blue ribbons: Caden Brubaker, Brenden M. Buehler, Nathan T. Buehler, Daniel J. Hardy, Brendon Ramp, Tori Rice, Trey Rice, Ryan J. Shipbaugh and Rylie K. Shipbaugh.

Onion
Champion: Robert Sliger III.
Reserve champion: Cori Heffelfinger.

 

4-H genealogy project has several champions

Results of the 4-H genealogy projects have been announced.

They are:

Division 1
Champion: Alyssa M. Fulton.
Reserve champion: Adalyn D. Harvey.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Rachel Bryant, Alyssa M. Fulton and Adalyn D. Harvey.
Blue ribbon: Cori Heffelfinger.
Red ribbons: Alexandra Malott, Brenden Rice and Ella M. Stroud.

Division 2
Red ribbon: Madison S. Herstad.

Division 3
Champion: Benjamin G. Warpup.

 

Many get championships in large rabbit show

Results of the 4-H Market Rabbit and Breeding Rabbit Show have been announced.

They are:

MARKET RABBIT SHOW
Meat Pens

Benjamin Shriner, champion. Merisa Walter, reserve champion.

 

Bauer, Arnold are tops in 4-H swine show

The 4-H Swine Show was held on Monday, July 21, at Hier's Park.

Complete results are:

Kelsey Bauer, grand champion barrow.
Cale Burnau, reserve grand champion barrow.
Kendra Arnold, grand champion gilt.
Kelsey Bauer, reserve grand champion gilt.

BARROW SHOW
CROSSBRED
BARROWS

Tanner Shipley, champion.
Emma Landrum, reserve champion.

LIGHTWEIGHT CROSSBRED
BARROW

Lucas Trickle, champion.
Owen Vickrey, reserve champion.

 

Announce electric project champs

Results have been announced in the 4-H electric project.
They are:

Level 1
Rachel Bryant, champion.
Blaise Rupley, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Rachel Bryant, Justin Kinsey, Brendon Ramp and Blaise Rupley.
Blue ribbons: Joshua V. Hill, Matthew J. Kline and Karissa L. Marley.
Red ribbons: Joseph Belovich, Benjamin Covey, Alyssa M. Fulton, Jeff Gross, Zach Rice, Jonathan T. York and Nathan G. York.

 

Bidding on the chicken


Photo by Steve Clark.

Stephanie Atkinson (foreground) carries her chicken during the poultry sale at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Auction, held Thursday, July 24, in the Hier's Park Show Arena, as auctioneer Tim Scheerer (back right) accepts bids.

 

Showing for the buyers


Photo by Steve Clark.

Amanda Tolen shows off her sheep during the sheep sale at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Auction, held Thursday, July 24, in the Hier's Park Show Arena.

 

Collecting her reward


Photo by Steve Clark.

Mackenzie LaCroix (center) accepts her premium money from Peggy Teusch (right) at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Office on Thursday, July 24, after putting an animal through the livestock auction.

 

Displaying the beef


Photo by Steve Clark.

Hunter Sullivan exhibits his champion Hereford steer during the beef sale at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Auction, held Thursday, July 24, in the Hier's Park Show Arena.

 

Milk for sale


Photo by Steve Clark.

Rachel Jackson, master and senior dairy showmanship winner at the Huntington County 4-H Fair, displays a gallon of milk during the dairy sale at the fair's auction on Thursday, July 24, in the Hier's Park Show Arena.

 

Judgement day


Photo by Steve Clark.

Katelynn Arnold (left) directs her hog with Judge Kade Hummel monitoring during Champion Duroc Barrow judging at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Swine Show on Monday, July 21, in the Hier's Park Show Arena.

 

Swine show


Photo by Steve Clark.

Brandon Will (left) keeps an eye on his Hampshire harrow while Judge Kade Hummel takes stock of the hog during the Huntington County 4-H Swine Show on Monday, July 21, in the Hier's Park Show Arena.

 

Keeping order


Photo by Steve Clark.

Samuel Close looks up at the judge while keeping his Duroc barrow in order during the Huntington County 4-H Swine Show on Monday, July 21, in the Hier's Park Show Arena.

 

Glancing at the judge


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kaitlyn Stephan glances over at the judge while exhibiting her Duroc barrow in the Huntington County 4-H Swine Show on Monday, July 21, in the Hier's Park Show Arena.

 

4-H Tenure winners


Photo by Steve Clark.

Abby Blocker (left) and Matthew Knight were named the 4-H tenure award-winners at Hier's Park on Monday, July 21. Huntington County Farm Bureau sponsors the tenure awards, which are handed out to the top two 10-year 4-H members.

 

Friend of Extension


Photo by Steve Clark.

Janell Brubaker received the Friend of Extension award from the Purdue Extension Office of Huntington County at Hier's Park on Monday, July 21.

 

Fashion revue


Photo by Steve Clark.

Lesley Zook displays the outfit she made for fashion revue judging during the annual fashion revue/consumer clothing show held Monday night, July 21, at the United REMC Outdoor Stage.

 

Singing on the stage


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Trent Sherman (left) and Rylie Bowman perform Tuesday evening, July 22, on the United REMC Outdoor Stage at Hier's Park at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

Dancing with the 4-H stars


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Six-year-old Jonathan McMillan guides his tutu-wearing pig around the ring during the Pet and Hobby Parade held Tuesday evening, July 22, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. McMillan and his pet were dressed as a couple from the television show "Dancing With the Stars." The parade is an annual event sponsored by the Huntington County Farm Bureau Inc.

 

Dog demonstration


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Laura Smart, leader of the Waggin' Tails 4-H dog club, gives directions to her dog "Susie" during a demonstration Tuesday evening, July 22, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Members of the county's dog clubs held their competition earlier in July, and put on the demonstration during the fair to show what their animals have learned.

 

Giving some guidance


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Chandler Lewis (left) gives 3-year-old Leah Alwine some guidance as she pedals her tractor down the course of the kiddie tractor pull Tuesday, July 22, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Lewis is a member of the Huntington North High School FFA, which sponsored the event.

 

Master Gardener fun


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Sisters Miyah Sandoval (left) and Ariana Sandoval glue facial features onto stockings filled with grass seed and sawdust during a session sponsored by the Huntington County Master Gardeners Tuesday, July 22, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. When the grass seed sprouts, it will give the head some hair.

 

Steer-ing to a win


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Reece Colclesser leads her steer around the show arena in one of the Hereford steer classes at the Huntington County 4-H Beef Show, held Tuesday, July 22, at Hier's Park. Colclesser won her class and was named reserve champion Hereford in the show.

 

Waiting to show


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Lauren Stephan and her Chianina steer await the call to enter the ring Tuesday, July 22, during the Huntington County 4-H Beef Show held at Hier's Park. Stephan won her class and went on to win reserve champion and champion county born honors.

 

Best hooves forward


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Four-H'ers line up their heifers in the county-born female championship class of the Huntington County 4-H Beef Show held at the 4-H fair Tuesday, July 22, at Hier's Park. Pictured are (from left) Matthew Knight, Rhitt Langston, Landon Hethcote, Ashley Wesco, Sarah Hunnicutt and Brody Norwood. Also competing were Hunter Sullivan and Riley Richardson.

 

Under scrutiny


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Beef Judge Jeremy Baldwin (left), of Winchester, eyes the county-bred heifers shown by 4-H'ers Tyler Kline (second from left) and Collin Wesco in their commercial heifer class during the Huntington County 4-H Beef Show Tuesday, July 22, at Hier's Park during the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

Waiting for the results


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Victoria Keiffer waits patiently for her score in the shorthorn heifers class at the Huntington County 4-H Beef Show held Tuesday, July 22, at Hier's Park during the 4-H fair. Keiffer's calf was named champion shorthorn heifer.

 

Go this way


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Landon Hethcote takes his yearling county-bred Chianina heifer through its paces Tuesday, July 22, during judging at the Huntington County 4-H Beef Show at Hier's Park.

 

Winning style


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Emma Landrum leads her yellow heifer around the show ring in the Chianina heifers junior yearling class during the Huntington County 4-H Beef Show, held at Hier's Park on Tuesday, July 22. Landrum won her class.

 

McMillan, Marley, Bentley and Aughinbaugh are first champs ever in microwave foods

Results have been announced for the 4-H microwave foods project, a new project this year in the 4-H program.

Results are:

Level A - Grade 3
Katelyn M. McMillan, champion.
Blue ribbon, with honors: Katelyn M. McMillan.

Level B - Grade 6
Karissa L. Marley, champion.
Blue ribbon, with honors: Karissa L. Marley.

Level C - Grade 7
Roxanne Bentley, champion.
Blue ribbon, with honors: Roxanne Bentley.

 

Personality project has 4 champions

Results in the 4-H personality project judging have been announced.

They are:

Abby S. Blocker, Victoria D. Hinshaw, Keller B. Whicker and Wilson H. Whicker, champions.

Jessica M. Hernandez, Marissa D. Stephan and Jeffrey J. Whicker, reserve champions.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Abby S. Blocker, Gavin Covey, Jessica M. Hernandez, Victoria D. Hinshaw, Josh Rice, Marissa D. Stephan, Jeffrey J. Whicker, Keller M. Whicker and Wilson H. Whicker.

 

 

Name 3 as geology champions

Results from the 4-H geology project have been announced.

They are:

Beginner
Ella M. Stroud, champion. Mary E. Rittenhouse, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Mary E. Rittenhouse and Ella M. Stroud.
Blue ribbon: Aurora E. Maul.
Red ribbon: Noah Warner.

Intermediate
Jeffrey J. Whicker, champion. Sarah A. Malone, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Sarah A. Malone, Brenden Rice and Jeffrey J. Whicker.
Blue ribbon: Kolson E. Herstad.

 

Fulton, Mason and Park are the champions in 4-H aerospace project

The results of the 4-H aerospace (rockets) project judging have been announced.

They are:

Beginner
Alyssa M. Fulton, champion. Logan Stucky, reserve champion
Blue ribbons, with honors: Alena E. Bredemeyer, Alyssa F. Fulton, Zach Ramp and Logan Stucky.
Blue ribbons: Gatlin Boxell, Chase Mickley and Landon J. Zezula.
Red ribbons: Keaton T. Kline, Cade H. McGaughey and Jacob Sprinkle.
White ribbons: Benjamin Covey and Gavin Covey.

 

Announce adult open show winners at 4-H fair

Winners have been announced for the adult open class competition held during the 2014 Huntington County 4-H Fair.

The competition, sponsored by the Huntington County Extension Homemakers, was open to any Huntington County resident 18 years or older.

Ribbons awarded were:

 

Name champions in child development project

Results of the 4-H child development project have been announced.

They are:

Level A
Keller B. Whicker, champion.
Blue ribbon, with honors: Keller B. Whicker.
Blue ribbon: Eva C. Thomson.

Level B
Brianna E. Shane, champion. Kennady A. Chapin, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Kennady A. Chapin and Brianna E. Shane.
Blue ribbons: Alena E. Bredemeyer, Rebekah Brunner and Emily J. Daas.

 

Announce 4-H small animals project champions

Results of the 4-H small animals project have been announced.

They are:

Beginner
Madison S. Herstad, champion, and blue ribbon, with honors.

Intermediate
Devin P. Suchcicki, champion, and blue ribbon, with honors.
Kolson E. Herstad, reserve champion, and blue ribbon, with honors.

Advanced
Blue ribbons: Brooke N. Overholser and Kelsea N. Poe.

 

 

Announce consumer clothing champions

Results of the 4-H consumer clothing judging have been announced.

They are:

Beginner
Maggie M. Park, champion. Reece Colclesser, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Lily G. Clanin, Reece Colclesser, Adalyn D. Harvey, Maggie M. Park and Hannah Warpup.
Blue ribbons: Grace K. Barlow, Megan E. Ormiston and Abagayle Wright.
Red ribbon: Olivia Godfroy.

 

Bryant, Jackson and Winters are champions in 4-H forestry project

Results have been announced in the 4-H forestry project.

They are:

Beginner
Rachel Bryant, champion. Matthew McMillan, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Rachel Bryant and Matthew McMillan.
Blue ribbons: Grace K. Barlow, Ashton Eppard and Grace Gross.

Intermediate
Darren A. Jackson, champion. Tyler Kline, reserve champions.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Darren A. Jackson and Tyler Kline.
Blue ribbons: Cori Heffelfinger and Ethan A. Stafford.
Red ribbons: Phoenix S. Bruce.

 

Bredemeyer, Shane and Clore are tops in 4-H health project

Results of the 4-H health project have been announced.

They are:

Beginner
Alena E. Bredemeyer, champion. Landon J. Zezula, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Alena E. Bredemeyer and Landon J. Zezula.
Blue ribbon: Mary E. Rittenhouse.

Intermediate
Brianna E. Shane, champion. Ethan A. Stafford, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Brianna E. Shane and Ethan A. Stafford.
Blue ribbons: Rachel Ervin and Alyssia Stephan.

 

Hinshaw and pair of Clores champs in 4-H entomology project judging

Results have been announced in the 4-H entomology project.

They are:

Beginner
Vivian Hinshaw, champion. Marin B. Melcher, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Vivian Hinshaw and Marin B. Melcher.
Red ribbon: Corbin D. Teusch.

Intermediate
Tremar Clore, champion. Darren A. Jackson, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Tremar Clore and Darren A. Jackson.

Advanced
Karisa Clore, champion.
Blue ribbon, with honors: Karisa Clore.

 

 

Announce champions in collections project

Results have been announced for the 4-H collections project.

They are:

Beginner
Samuel H. Elliott, champion. Drew M. Briggs, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Drew M. Briggs, Samuel H. Elliott, Vivian Hinshaw, Zach Ramp and Colin J. Suchcicki.
Blue ribbons: Nathaniel K. Elliott, Ian Lindsey and Clay A. Richison.

 

Forsythe is champion in computer

Results have been announced for the 4-H computer project.

They are:

Beginner
Blue ribbon: Kalel Maul.
Red ribbon: Gavin Covey.

Advanced
Scott A. Forsythe, champion. Montana Phillips, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Scott A. Forsythe and Montana Phillips.

 

 

Jojola, Fowler, Scher are tops in home environment project

The results of the 4-H home environment project judging have been announced.

They are:

Beginner
Taryn Jojola, champion. Lily G. Clanin, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Grace K. Barlow, Lily G. Clanin, Taryn Jojola and Zoe B. Lavine.
Blue ribbon: Sarrah Kerlin.

Intermediate
Jake R. Fowler, champion. Maitlyn N. Christman, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Maitlyn N. Christmas, Jake R. Fowler, Karmen A. Koch and Alyssia Stephan.

 

Outstanding 4-H Leader honor goes to Husband


Photo by Steve Clark.

Scott Husband was named the 2014 Outstanding 4-H Leader at the Huntington County 4-H Fair during a ceremony on the United REMC outdoor stage at Hier's Park on Monday, July 21.

Husband has been a leader with the Blue Ribbon Riders 4-H Club for 18 years. During that time, his duties have ranged from showing 4-H'ers the correct way to ride horses and ponies to being able to correctly identify parts of their anatomy.

A former 10-year 4-H member, Husband has horses of his own and judges horses at other county fairs.

 

Watching the inspection


Photo by Steve Clark.

Andrew Smith (left) watches as Judge Dave Hauser inspects his rabbit during roasters judging at the Huntington County 4-H Market Rabbit Show in the 4-H Community Building at Hier's Park on Sunday, July 20.

 

Hmmm...


Photo by Steve Clark.

Abby Clarke (left) watches as Judge Dave Hauser studies her rabbit during meat pens judging at the Huntington County 4-H Market Rabbit Show in the 4-H Community Building at Hier's Park on Sunday, July 20.

 

Awaiting a decision


Photo by Steve Clark.

Taylor Scher (left) waits for the judge to render his decision in the class for pygmy senior does aged 2 to 3 years at the Huntington County 4-H Goat Show in the Hier's Park Show Arena on Sunday, July 20.

 

Eyes up


Photo by Steve Clark.

Emma Haupert keeps her eyes on the judge during the class for pygmy junior does aged 6 to 12 months at the Huntington County 4-H Goat Show in the Hier's Park Show Arena on Sunday, July 20.

 

Pygmy junior doe


Photo by Steve Clark.

Ethan Farr (middle) participates in the class for pygmy junior does aged 6 to 12 months during the Huntington County 4-H Goat Show in the Hier's Park Show Arena on Sunday, July 20.

 

Tough decision


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Dairy Judge James Eash (right), of Elkhart County, ponders his decision on which animal to name junior champion Holstein as Hayley Jackson (left) and Sabra Jackson wait it out Saturday, July 19, during the Huntington County 4-H Dairy Show held at Hier's Park as part of the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Sabra Jackson took champion honors.

 

In a class by itself


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Zane Wygant calms his Holstein summer junior yearling during judging Saturday, July 19, at the Huntington County 4-H Dairy Show at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Wygant's yearling was the only animal in the class.

 

Senior calves


Judge James Eash (left), of Elkhart County, examines the heifers shown by 4-H'ers (from left) Chase Williams, Deandra Wygant and Hayley Jackson during the senior calf class of the Huntington County 4-H Dairy Show Saturday, July 19, at Hier's Park. Jackson took first place in the class.

 

Calf competition


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Four-H'ers (from left) Deandra Wygant, Michael Winters and Chase Williams line up their calves for judging in the fall senior Holstein calf class during the Huntington County 4-H Dairy Show on Saturday, July 19, at Hier's Park.

 

Glessner is tops at llama show Monday

The Huntington County 4-H Llama and Alpaca Show was held Monday evening, July 14, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

Stephanie Glessner was named overall champion, and Alyssa Gilpin took reserve champion honors.

Complete results are:

POSTER
Beginner

Blue ribbons: Alyssa Gilpin, state fair entrant, and Samson Slagel.

Red ribbon: Grace Fairchild.

Intermediate
Blue ribbons: Eli Wood, state fair entrant, and Reiley Brown, honors.

Red ribbons: Jennifer Meyer and Esabella Slagel.

 

Romero takes grand champion honors for 4-H fair cat show

Rachelle Romero was the overall grand champion in the Huntington County 4-H Cat Show, which was held Tuesday, July 15 in Heritage Hall at Hier's Park.

Romero also had the champion short hair cat.
The reserve champion short hair cat was shown by Kaitlin Jones.

In the long hair division, Kennady Chapin took champion honors. Chase Drummond was the reserve champion.

All four received special merit and blue ribbons.

 

Livestock shows get rolling this week at county’s 4-H fair

Here are the activities this week at the Huntington County 4-H Fair:

Monday, July 21
8 a.m. - Swine Show. Show Arena.

9 a.m. to noon - Ladies Day Activities.

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. - Family Living Building and Heritage Hall open to the public.

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. - Outside space exhibits.

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Commercial Tent exhibits.

5:30 p.m. - Antique Tractor Parade.

6:15 p.m. - Family Living Building closes to the public.

 

Different angle


Photo by Steve Clark.

Judge James Thompson gets a different angle to examine the sheep being shown by Elizabeth Freck in class 13 of the Huntington County 4-H Sheep Show on Saturday, July 19, in thea Show Arena at Hier's Park.

 

Sheep check


Photo by Steve Clark.

Judge James Thompson (left) checks out the sheep being shown by Braydon Poulson at the Huntington County 4-H Sheep Show on Saturday, July 19, in the Show Arena at Hier's Park.

 

Maneuvering


Photo by Steve Clark.

Dylan Wynkoop maneuvers his animal during the Huntington County 4-H Sheep Show on Saturday, July 19, in the Show Arena at Hier's Park.

 

Enjoying the process


Photo by Steve Clark.

Jalynn Campbell appears to be enjoying herself while showing her sheep during the Huntington County 4-H Sheep Show on Saturday, July 19, in the Show Arena at Hier's Park.

 

Good form


Photo by Steve Clark.

Ty Miller shows his sheep to its best advantage during the Huntington County 4-H Sheep Show on Saturday, July 19, in the Show Arena at Hier's Park.

 

Keeping up


Photo by Steve Clark.

Robert Sliger keeps his eyes on the judge while keeping his animal properly set up during the Huntington County 4-H Sheep Show on Saturday, July 19, in the Show Arena at Hier's Park.

 

Poultry examination


Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

Judge Dave Addison (left) examines the entry of Emma Haupert during the Huntington County 4-H Poultry Show on Saturday, July 19, at Hier's Park.

 

Exotic judging


Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

Ethan Stafford watches Judge Dave Addison check over his bird during the exotic bird class at the Huntington County 4-H Poultry Show on Saturday, July 19, at Hier's Park.

 

Judging the duck


Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

Taryn Jojola (second from left) and her helper, Mackenzie Lacroix, watch as Judge Dave Addison examines her duck during the Huntington County 4-H Poultry Show on Saturday, July 19, at Hier's Park.

 

Pounding away


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Colleen Hughes, 6, of Huntington, hits flowers into fabric with a hammer to make a flower pounding picture at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Saturday, July 19. The project was part of a demonstration presented by the Huntington County Master Gardeners.

 

Waiting their turn


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Hayley Jackson and her calf wait their turn to enter the show ring Saturday, July 19, during the Huntington County 4-H Dairy Show at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

4-H dairy show


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Michael Winters leads his calf in the show arena during the junior Holstein judging class of the Huntington County 4-H Dairy Show on Saturday, July 19, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

Vegetable medley


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Ryan Shipbaugh (left) listens as gardening Judge Janet Berndt, of Allen County, goes over the vegetables he grew for his 4-H garden project Friday, July 18, during project judging at Heritage Hall in Hier's Park at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

Describing how it grew


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Floriculture Judge Carol Pierson (left), of Hartford City, listens while 4-H'er Katie Melcher (center) describes the peace lily she grew for her 4-H project, as MacKenzie LaCroix awaits her turn. The 4-H project judging took place Friday, July 18, at Heritage Hall in Hier's Park, during the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

Butterfly chat


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Wilson Whicker (right) discusses the butterfly gardens poster he made with floriculture Judge Carol Pierson, of Hartford City, during 4-H project judging that took place Friday, July 18, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

Explaining how it works


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Tyler Melcher (right) explains his electric project to Judge Rachel Cruz, of Wabash County, during 4-H project judging held Friday, July 18, in Heritage Hall at Hier's Park, during the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

Letter holder


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Zach Ramp (left) peers in as Judge Alton Gross, of Noble County, examines the letter holder he made for his 4-H woodworking project during the Huntington County 4-H judging Friday, July 18, at Heritage Hall in Hier's Park.

 

Woodworking project


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Hailee Kline (left) listens to judge Alton Gross, of Noble County, as he looks over her woodworking project Friday, July 18, during Huntington County 4-H project judging at Heritage Hall.

 

Cake decorating


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Lucas Treskle (left) and Judge Vicki Gilliland talk about cake decorating during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Discussing some finer points


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Luke Christman (right) and Judge Gerry Schewrich, of Noble County, discuss Christman's model building efforts during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Aerospace project


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Ben Covery (left) and Judge Steve Beck, of Whitley County, discuss Covey's aerospace project during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Looks delicious


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Judge Joan Bovee, of LaGrange County, checks out the food project entered by Eva Thomson during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Watching the judge


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Emma Melcher (left) watches as Judge Tracy Thurman, of Van Buren, reviews her fine arts project during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Fine arts judging


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Levi Teusch (left) watches as Judge Tracy Thurman, of Van Buren, looks over his fine arts project during 4-H project juding on Thursday, July 18, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Talking rocks


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Kolston Herstad (left) discsses the various parts of his geology project with Judge Vickie Ellis, of Adams County, during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Child development project


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Madison Phillips (left) and Judge Angie Brown, of Allen County, discuss Phillips' child development project during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Collections judging


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Zach Ramp (left) discusses his baseball card collection with Judge Marijane Crowe, of Allen County, during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Photography discussion


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Matthew Sieberns (right) and Judge Sue Emerson discuss his photography handiwork during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Reading judging


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Judge Theresa Clark (right) goes over the reading project of Abagayle Wright during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Scrapbooking project


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Audrey Rice (left) discusses her scrapbooking project with Judge Laurie Sellers during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Sewing project


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Judge Denise Geller (left) checks over the sewing project of Kaitlyn Draper during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elemntary School.

 

This is how ...


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Gavin Covey (left) demonstrates to Judge Susan Beck how to clean his hands during 4-H veterinary science project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Wildlife project


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Judge Teresa Rody discusses Matthew McMillan's wildlife project with him on Thusday, July 17, during 4-H project judging at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Earhart, Shipley are royalty winners


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

After hours of training to sharpen their public speaking skills, shine in their stage presence and impress during interviews, two Huntington County 4-H members, Jessie Earhart and Tanner Shipley, emerged to be crowned the 2014 Female and Male Royalty winners.

The contest took place Friday, July 11, at Huntington North High School. Earhart and Shipley were chosen from a short list of six contenders, four females and two males.

 

Horse and pony show has weekend spotlight at saddle club

The 2014 Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show was held Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

Here are the results:

WESTERN DIVISION

Western Gelding
Grand champion - Aleah Eckert.
Reserve champion - Savannah Deakyne.

Western Mare
Grand champion - Kaitlyn Drayer.
Reserve champion - Aleah Eckert.

Pony Gelding
Grand champion - Aleah Eckert.
Reserve champion - Karigan Kreider.

 

Chin tickle


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Landon Zezula (right) watches closely as Judge Kathy Reehling tickles his cat's chin during judging for the Huntington County 4-H Cat Show Tuesday evening, July 15. The show was held at Hier's Park.

 

Cat evaluation


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Judge Kathy Reehling lifts up a cat for evaluation during the Huntington County 4-H Cat Show on Tuesday, July 15.The cat was entered by 4-H'er David Prather (right).

 

Cat showmanship skills


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Four-H'er Carrie Runyan (left) holds her cat in a standing position as she displays her showmanship skills for Judge Bobbi Ehler. The event was part of the Huntington County 4-H Cat Show, held Tuesday evening, July 15, at Hier's Park.

 

Dressing to impress


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Four-H'ers (from left) Kendra Arnold, Cora Hill and Abby Blocker take one last turn before the judge as they model the dresses they constructed for their sewing project on Tuesday, July 15, during the Huntington County 4-H Fashion Revue held at Lincoln Elementary School. The three competed in the senior division "dress up" category.

 

Sew good


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Madison Phillips proudly models the formal dress she made as her sewing project during the Huntington County 4-H Fashion Revue held Tuesday, July 15, at Lincoln Elementary School. About 20 girls were judged on formal wear, dresses, suits or coats and free choice projects.

 

Not going there


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Reiley Brown attempts to coax her llama over the steps obstacle during the Huntington County 4-H Llama and Alpaca Show on Monday, July 14, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club. Threatening skies prompted combining the woodland and PR courses into one event for the Huntington County Hummers 4-H Club members and their animals.

 

Waiting their turn


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Zachary Tolen and his llama wait to be called to navigate the course Monday, July 14, during the Huntington County 4-H Llama and Alpaca Show at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club. Eleven members of the Huntington Hummers 4-H Club and their animals participated in the contest.

 

Displaying the chic


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Grace Barlow (left) models her outfit for Judge Rita Barker during the Huntington County 4-H Consumer Clothing judging on Tuesday, afternoon, July 15, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Consumer clothing judging


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Adalyn Harvey models a dress she selected during the Huntington County 4-H Consumer Clothing judging on Tuesday afternoon, July 15, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Discussing her choices


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Maggie Park (right) discusses her clothing choices with Judge Rita Barker during Huntington County 4-H Fair Consumer Clothing judging on Tuesday afternoon, July 15, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Class winner


Photo by Steve Clark.

Whitney Shearer winds around a barrel during competition in the junior division of the pony barrel racing class at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 13, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds in Huntington. Shearer won the class.

 

Dashing around


Photo by Steve Clark.

Rachel Platt dashes around a pole during competition in the senior division of the pony pole bending class at the Huntington Countyh 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 13, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds in Huntington.

 

Happy moment


Photo by Steve Clark.

Madison Wajer cracks a smile during judging in the English Pleasure Pony class at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 13, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds, in Huntington.

 

Pony driving


Photo by Steve Clark.

Josie Eckert and her pony, Nibbles, compete in the pony driving class at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 13, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds in Huntington.

 

Bringing it home


Photo by Steve Clark.

Savannah DeaKyne lifts the rope in the final stage of the trail class course for senior exhibitors during the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 13, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds, in Huntington.

 

Trail class production


Photo by Steve Clark.

Aleah Eckert produces a slip of paper from the mailbox during competition in the trail class for junior exhibitors at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 13, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds in Huntington.

 

Finishing up


Photo by Steve Clark.

Amara Eckert finishes the course during competition in the trail class for junior exhibitors at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 13, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds in Huntington. Eckert won the class.

 

Huntington County 4-H Fair gets rolling strong this week

Here are the activities this week at the Huntington County 4-H Fair:

Monday, July 14
6 p.m. - Llama/Alpaca Show. Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club grounds.

Tuesday, July 15
9 a.m. - Fashion Revue judging. Lincoln Elementary School, 2037 Taylor St.

1 p.m. - Consumer Cl-othing judging. Lincoln Elementary School.

6 p.m. - Cat Show. Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

Wednesday, July 16
8:30 a.m. - Set-up at 4-H Fairgrounds. Hier's Park.

 

Pony egg race


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Delaney Wall participates in the pony egg race in which competitors have to ride around the ring at different speeds holding an egg on a plastic spoon, during the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Saturday, July 12, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

 

Roping on foot


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Riley Dillion gets ready to compete in the roping on foot, senior division competition at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Saturday, July 12, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

 

Ribbon handoff


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Four-H royalty court member Deandra Wygant presents a ribbon to Karigan Kreider during the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Saturday, July 12, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

 

Show prep


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Casey Richman (left) and Deandra Wygant, members of the 4-H royalty court, prepare ribbons and cups for participants in the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Saturday, July 12, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

 

Circling the ring


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Emily Friese circles the ring during western pleasure competition at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Saturday, July 12, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

 

Listening to the judge


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jessie Earhart (left) and Brianna Mason listen to Judge Lisa Didion during pony horsemanship competition at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Saturday, July 12, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

 

Line up


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Four-H'ers and their horses line up to wait for the end of western showmanship at halter competition at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Saturday, July 12, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

 

Through its paces


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Rachel Platt puts her horse though its paces for Judge Lisa Didion during western showmanship at halter competition at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Saturday, July 12, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

 

Leading the pony


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Katie Pugh leads her pony mare into the ring at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Saturday, July 12, at the LaFontaine Saddle Club.

 

2 legs and 4 legs head down the 4-H parade route


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Members of the Waggin' Tails 4-H Club walk with their canine companions during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Parade on Friday evening, July 11.

 

4-H fair parade


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Members of the Huntinton County 4-H program parade to the fairgrounds at Hier's Park Friday evening, July 11, to kick off the 2014 Huntington County 4-H Fair. The parade started at Etna Avenue and Jefferson Street, and ocntinued south on Jefferson until turning onto Briant Street to the park.

 

Answering a question


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Julie Winters (center) answers an impromptu question during the 2014 Huntington County 4-H Royalty Contest on Friday night, July 11, at Huntington North High School. Cordell Lewis (left), 2013 Male Royalty winner, and Tanner Shipley listen in.
Winters was the first runner-up female.

 

Picking a question


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jowaun Scher (right) picks out an impromptu question from a basket held by 2013 yoyalty champions Abby Blocker (left) and Cordell Lewis during the 2014 Huntington County 4-H Royalty Contest on Friday night, July 11, at Huntington North High School. Scher was first runner-up male in the competition.

 

4-H female royalty winner and court


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jessie Earhart (second from left) was the female winner of the Huntington County 4-H Royalty Contest on Friday evening, July 11, at Huntington North High School. Her court is composed of (from left) Casey Richman, second runner-up; Julie Winters, first runner-up; and Deandra Wygant, third runner-up.

 

Male royalty


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Tanner Shipley (left) was the male winner in the Huntington County 4-H Royalty Contest on Friday, July 11, at Huntington North High School. Jowaun Scher was first runner-up.

 

Huntington County 4-H Fair kicks off with parade on Friday, July 11


Photo provided.

The Huntington County 4-H Fair kicks off this week with the 4-H Parade on Friday, July 11.

The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. on Etna Avenue at the intersection of Etna and Henry Street. Entries will line up on Henry Street behind the former Marsh building.

The parade route runs from Etna Avenue south on Jefferson Street to Briant Street. There it will turn left and travel on Briant to Hier's Park. The parade will end at the 4-H fairgrounds.

 

Scher, Haneline win Top Dog awards at 4-H show


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Taylor Scher and Gabi Haneline won Top Dog awards during the Huntington County 4-H Dog Show, held Saturday, July 5, at Hier's Park. The Top Dog awards are based on a written test.

Division results in the dog show are as follows:

Obedience
Austin Lantz, Taylor Scher and Gabi Haneline were the grand champions. Rachelle Romero and Savannah Brown won reserve champion honors.

Division 1B - Receiving blue ribbons were Dani Clark, third place, and Rachelle Romero.

 

2014 Huntington County 4-H Fair Schedule of Events

Locations of 4-H Fair Events:
Huntington North High School, 450 MacGahan St., Huntington
Lincoln Elementary School, 2037 Taylor St., Huntington
Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds, 1/2 mile north of Division Road on Co. Rd. 200W, 1 mile west of St. Rd. 5
Hier's Park, Family Living Building, Heritage Hall, Show Arena, Livestock Barns, Poultry Pavilion, 4-H Community Building, United REMC Outdoor Stage 547 S. Briant St., Huntington, 260-356-3547

 

Tractor champions


Photo provided.

Champions in the Huntington County 4-H Tractor Operators'Contest are (from left) Michael Winters, senior tractor; Colin Suchcicki, junior tractor; Tyler Stephan, senior lawn and garden; and Zach Ramp, junior lawn and garden. The contest was held Sunday, July 6, at Hier'sPark.

 

The finish


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kole Keiffer (left) backs into the final stage of the course for the junior lawn and garden tractor division in the 4-H Tractor Operators' Contest at Hier's Park on Sunday, July 6. Judge Cory Blocker observes Keiffer's finish.

 

Watching his line


Photo by Steve Clark.

Lane Whitted backs up while competing in the senior tractor division of the 4-H Tractor Operators' Contest at Hier's Park on Sunday, July 6.

 

Royalty candidates


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Six 4-H members are in the running for 2014 4-H royalty titles, to be awarded on Friday, July 11, in a kick-off to the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Candidates are (from left) Jessie Earhart, Julie Winters, Tanner Shipley and Jowaun Scher and (not pictured) Casey Richman and Deandra Wygant. The public portion of the 4-H royalty contest begins at 8 p.m. on Friday at Huntington North High School. The 4-H Fair continues through July 25, with activities concentrated at Hier's Park July 19 through 24.

 

Agile dog


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Keely Anderson and her standard poodle, Skylar, go through their paces during the 4-H Dog Agility Show on Saturday, July 5, at the Community Building at Hier's Park.

 

Dog obedience


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Rachelle Romero (left) and her put bull maneuver the Figure 8 during the 4-H Dog Obedience Show on Saturday, July 5, at Heritage Hall.